4 LMS Features That Will Help You Master New Manager Training

4 LMS Features That Will Help You Master New Manager Training
Summary: Managers are critical to the success of an organisation so training them properly is essential. This article explores the LMS features you should be looking for to ensure you use your LMS to its full potential.

LMS Features You Need To Master Your New Manager Training

So many businesses jump into buying a Learning Management System (LMS) without a plan or understanding of what they need from it and how it can support their training.

An LMS is a software system designed to align all of your training initiatives in one place. It allows businesses to organise, automate and track the key aspects of a training programme.

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Knowledge and understanding of how an LMS will support your new manager training are critical if you’re going to get any good use out of it. So what are the LMS features you should be looking for? Here are the key functionalities you should consider for your new manager training and how to ensure you use your LMS to its full potential.

1. Accessible On The Go

Technology has transformed the workplace. Search engines and mobile devices have allowed us to be constantly connected, and as a result, more employees are turning to their own means of finding the information they need.

Having an LMS that is available on demand is extremely important if you want to compete with the likes of Google. By having your new manager training available anytime, any place, you offer flexibility with how and when your new managers can learn. Your LMS should be available on desktop, mobile, tablets and laptops. Without being limited to a specific location you offer the chance for new managers to learn in the workflow and in real-time as and when they want to.

2. Ease Of Use

Figures show that managers account for at least 70% of employee engagement scores so engaging your managers with your new manager training programme is extremely important if you expect them to encourage their teams to participate in training initiatives [1].

By having a user-friendly and easy-to-use LMS, you minimise the time spent teaching employees how to use the system, and they’re far more likely to return to the LMS if their experience using it was positive and they were able to easily find the information they need.

Look for a platform that looks good and supports multiple formats, not just text. Nobody wants to read pages of content. Focus on things such as videos, supporting links and quick, informative digital resources.

3. Guidance At The Point-Of-Need

We’ve previously mentioned employees are turning to their own devices to find the answers they need. Often, the learning materials organisations have in place do not provide quick, instant answers, so employees turn to search engines to find results. The benefits of this are that they’re often quick and there’s so much information available on the web. However, the answers aren’t relevant to your organisation. Your LMS should be like a search engine but in the context of your business.

Digital resources offer quick, personalised and informative solutions. They’re much cheaper than classroom training and courses, and often far more beneficial. By offering your new managers targeted content that’s relevant to their day-to-day situations, challenges, and questions, your new managers are far more likely to turn to your LMS at their moments of need, as the answers are relevant to their actual jobs.

By having your resources readily available, you allow your managers to receive guidance at their point-of-need and minimise time spent outside of the workflow searching for answers.

4. In-Depth Data And Reports

Your LMS should have in-depth reporting and analytics available for L&D teams to easily monitor KPIs.

Most LMSs support a wide range of data, such as engagement rates, the performance of resources, user records, assessment results, and feedback.

By having this useful information readily available, you’re able to determine the value and quality of your new manager training immediately. Plus, as your reports are available in one place, L&D teams will eliminate the time spent on admin tasks and organising data.

In Summary

These 4 LMS features outline just a few of the ways an LMS can help you to master your new manager training. Focus on the motivations of your managers and how to use digital to your advantage when deciding which LMS will be best for your organisation.

Training new managers has always been important, but the workplace has transformed rapidly since the rise in digital and therefore it’s important to ensure your organisation can keep up. Download the eBook Impactful New Manager Training Using A NextGen LMS: A Complete Guide For L&D Professionals and find out how good leaders will guide their teams to achieve higher performance, better productivity, and improved morale, so training your managers in the right way is essential.


[1] 2018 Workplace Learning Report (https://learning.linkedin.com/content/dam/me/learning/en-us/pdfs/linkedin-learning-workplace-learning-report-2018.pdf)